Hon'ble PM launched Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts' program aims to quickly and effectively transform selected districts.
These districts were selected on parameters like poverty, public health, nutrition, education, gender, sanitation, drinking water, livelihood generation which are in sync with SDGs and fall within the realm of Panchayats.
RGSA is proposed to be implemented as a core Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for four years viz., from 2018-19 to 2021-22 with State and Central shares.
The sharing ratio for the State components will be in the ratio of 60:40 except NE and Hilly States, where the Central and State Ratio will be 90:10. For all UTs, the Central share will be 100%. RGSA enables Panchayats to function effectively to achieve SDGs and other development objectives that require significant Capacity building efforts.